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On September 8, 2014 By Lawrence Crane-Moscowitz September 14, 2014
Sometimes, art imitating life yields some strange results. In 1981, (animated) newspaperman J. Jonah Jameson ran the headline, “threat or menace” when discussing the masked Spider-Man in New York City’s (fictitious) Daily Bugle. Today, such a headline would not seem out of place on recent covers of the New York Post.
Between “Spidey’s” [...]Continue Reading →
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles rejects a “HAMMAS” plate as “patently offensive.
A new analysis by Brian Krebs suggests that the data breach at Home Depot may involve almost all of the company’s U.S. stores. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wishes to Continue Reading →
The newly-enacted Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC), a bitcoin lobbying group, brought more than thirty professionals from the bitcoin industry to Capitol Hill on August 29 in an effort to spread awareness about the digital currency.
The CDC’s goal is to provide information to lawmakers and the general public about the bitcoin technology in [...]Continue Reading →
On September 4, 2014 By Marshall Cox September 2, 2014
Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, and the English Premier League is its most popular professional league. This includes the United States, where the league’s television broadcast ratings doubled from 2012 to 2013, and have now surpassed those of the US’s own Major League Soccer.
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On September 3, 2014 By Katherine Dutcher September 2, 2014
The ALS Association has put a damper on the wildly successful “Ice Bucket Challenge” fundraiser after filing applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office in an attempt to trademark the contest’s title. Given that the viral campaign began well before the ALSA became involved, public response to the trademark [...]Continue Reading →
On September 2, 2014 By William Healy September 2, 2014
Netflix has been one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Just this week the streaming company filed a Petition to Deny with the FCC which formally asks the government to block the deal.
Netflix argues that if the two cable companies [...]Continue Reading →
On August 29, 2014 By Cassidi Hammock August 29, 2014
If you are visiting Brazil you might find yourself with one less app due to a recent court injunction. On Monday, August 18, 2014, Judge Paulo Cesar de Carvalho granted an injunction, which mandated that Secret-Speak Freely be removed from Apple’s App Store and Google Play along with the Microsoft equivalent, “Cryptic,” from [...]Continue Reading →
Emergency help may now be at your fingertips. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) recently voted 3-2 to adopt a rule requiring all U.S. cell phone carriers and certain app developers to implement services allowing users to send text messages to 911 by the end of 2014. [...]Continue Reading →
On August 27, 2014 By Erin Webb August 27, 2014
Cab companies, normally at odds with each other, are banning together to combat Uber.
Uber, a ride-sharing company recently valued at $18 billion, came onto the scene in San Francisco in 2009. Five years later, the company is operating in over seventy cities worldwide. Uber is disrupting the current taxicab market with its use [...]Continue Reading →
Last week the American Bar Association adopted a new resolution urging all organizations in the private and public sector to enhance their cybersecurity protocols. Resolution 109 recommends several cybersecurity standards and notes that security failures often arise when these standards are not fully implemented or [...]Continue Reading →
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